Am 11 weeks post relaxer today!
This is going to be a long post…consider yourself warned 😀
I kept my hair in a bun for the better part of last week (wore it in a ponytail a few times too). I made sure that i moisturized and sealed it every.single.day. On the days i wore it in a ponytail, i would moisturize and seal it a second time once i got home then put it up in a bun.
Keeping my hair in a bun helped it retain moisture for a longer period. I noticed that my hair was also very soft which i attributed to the egg-mayo treatment i had done recently, although am sure the daily moisturizing helped with that as well.
One thing i left out in my last post was that the egg-mayo treatment was actually a relaxer prep. Yup. I was getting my hair ready for a relaxer. I was so fed up with my new growth which seemed to have sprouted up overnight once i got to 7 weeks post.
You might remember this post where i said that i would start taking my fitness journey seriously. Well, thats about the time my new growth kicked in. Maybe there really is more to this whole ‘exercise boosts hair growth’ story #Justsaying. Anyway, With the workouts, came the sweating. How did i deal with that? I’d sometimes rinse my hair with plain water. That just seemed to define my (new growths’) curl pattern even more and getting a comb through it was a nightmare. Bear in mind that i was wearing my hair in a loose braid everyday so my roots were not stretched.
Bottom line, i was ready to get a relaxer at 10 weeks and a few days post. That would have been my shortest relaxer stretch ever. BUT, after doing the mayo treatment, the relaxer can wait because my hair is so soft and easy to manage right now. Granted i’ve been rocking a simple bun, but still…
I finally got to experience the softness that comes with doing a mayo treatment (after saying it made my hair hard). Now i know what they were talking about 😀
I have decided that if for whatever reason, the Perfect cosmetics hot oil hair cream (my current deep conditioner) gets discontinued, goes out of stock or God forbid i run out, mayonnaise will be my deep conditioner of choice. It might cost more but its worth it.
Okay, fast forward to this past Sunday
I shampooed my hair with Suave shampoo, did a deep conditioning treatment for slightly under 2 hours, rinsed my hair, applied some leave-in conditioner and some oil, then put my hair up in a bun.
This time i mixed my deep conditioner with some honey, extra virgin olive oil and a little mayo that i had left over from the week before – I don’t believe it had expired yet 😀 And my hair didn’t smell of mayo.